SPARTANBURG COUNTY, SC – A 5-year-old boy and a baby girl were removed from their home after their mother, 23-year-old Danielle Hughes, called 911 and asked for a priest to remove the demons from her son according to Spartanburg deputies.
Hughes says she called 911 because she thought demons were in the process of possessing her house. She said pictures were falling off the wall and a shadow was standing over her shoulder.
Deputies say they found the house dirty and filled with trash and dead roaches. The bedroom also had dirty diapers, trash, and half-empty spoiled milk bottles lying on the floor.
The baby’s legs were covered in bug bites and deputies found no formula in the house for the baby.
They say the food in the dirty refrigerator was molded and the kitchen had gnats coming out of it.
Both children were taken into protective custody and the Department of Social Services was notified.
The report says animal control was notified of a pit bull outside the house that did not have food or water.
Hughes was taken to a hospital for a mental health evaluation and charged with two counts of child neglect according to the report.
Hughes says she admits to having a history of mental illness, but said there is no excuse for not getting help sooner.